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with an incumbent president of the united states. host: from the associated press this morning -- back to the phones and our discussion regarding early voting beginning in about 36 states. missouri is when we get our next phone call, and that is dan on the line for republicans. caller: good morning. i was going to say right off the bat, everybody in the united states should go see the movie "obama 2016." a gentleman said this movie up who went to college with obama. it goes through his life, his family, and his agenda for america. host: now you have plug the movie. tell us if you are in favor of early voting. caller: absolutely. the elderly have a problem, but also the working people. they have to go really early or really late. sometimes they do not get to vote. it is important to have early voting. i know of the debates are nice to watch. most of us already know who we are going to vote for. i know our country is sinking fast. if we do not get something done about the national debt, the port and the rich and everybody is down the tube. host:we haev a tweet from max that says -- is that where a lot
are not going to t along with anyone, so why try to pacify them? england, the united states, get out of the united nations. i'm tired of hearing hate speeches from people from other countries condemning us. this is a united nations of hate. host: if you go to the united nations web site, it says -- what you think? caller: i think at the time it was probably a good thing, but i don't think they counted on the rise of communism from china and russia and on the muslims and i think the muslims are a big problem with the united nations right now and we should stop trying to pacify them. we have a wenow who seems to sit there and watched-- we have a president now who seems to sit there and watch it. all he has been doing is apologizing. they killed two of our soldiers in afghanistan and the apologized to them. when the embassy was attacked, it was the man who had the movie's iffault. these people hate us. host: here is this on twitter -- here's the washington post front page -- many remember last year when the palestinian leader's request for membership was denied, not something supported
respect our common humanity. i have made it clear that the united states had nothing to do with this video. it is an insult to muslims, and everyone. we are the home to muslims worship across our country. we not only respect the freedom of religion, we have laws that protect individuals from being harmed because of how they look or what they believe. we understand why people take offense to this video because millions of our citizens are among them. host: more headlines following these speeches, "obama talks tough on mideast extremism." "uses addressed to regain the initiative on foreign policy." if you look at the front page of "the washington times" this , the right "the expected campaign advantage on foreign policy suddenly in doubt, the president portrayed the deaths of the americans in libya has inflamed tensions over an anti- islamic movie rather than tensions based on american policy in the middle east." from "the washington times," the headline says "romney, exchange for reform." "seeking to carve ou host: here is mitt romney at the clinton global initiative. [video clip] >> the pr
is scary is he is running for the highest office, president of the united states. he is supposed to care about all people. what he does is supposed to be representative of the united states. that's the key. when he made the statement he does not care antaeus separating people. he is the one who is being divisive talks the rich and poor. it is very scary. host: patricia, you are calling on our independent line, have you ever voted for a republican? caller: i voted for bush the second time. host: did you vote for president obama in 2008? caller: i did. i have two master's degrees. i am not lazy. i worked very hard and enjoy working to take care of my family. and i don't depend on the government for anything. host: did you ever think about not voting for president obama in 2012? have you considered voting for governor romney? caller: no, because i love the president and i think he's doing a wonderful job. host: we will keep talking about this video that was leaked yesterday. but there is another headline in "chicago tribune " -- the washington post this morning has a story about the debt re
the ascension into the world trade association. she said the united states must normalize trade relations so american business can reap -- speakingrussia's in the new york times, this piece in the weekly review pointing out the democratic party realized one kind of history and it would like to realize another with hillary. it is time for a woman. both conventions there were ghosts of politics past, present, and teacher. next is he larry. caller: i have been watching this for -- ever since it started here. i have been paying close attention throughout my life. my parents were democrats. i have seen them, and i have seen -- i became an independent. i voted for the ban that would best do the job. well, in the last four years i have seen republicans cost the united states a downgrade adventure it's true -- in its credit rating. i have seen them block every opportunity to come to a budget conclusion. i have seen paul ryan and make statements that he knows are false. all through the whole scenario of the last four years. you would know he is lying about fax. as far as mitt romney goes, you're sorr
wanted to, first of all, i believe in check and balances in the constitution, and the united states says we should have. i don't want one party running anything. the bottom line is people -- i think 80% of the people in the united states don't even know the constitution, and for limited government, not as a progressive, which, by the way, is what obama is, a progressive, just like hillary clinton, who admitted she was. host: let's not go too far off the rails here. i understand that the constitution, the check and balances that the constitution refers to is between the legislative, the judicial, and the executive branch, and doesn't really mention the establishment of a two-party system. caller: you need a two-party system. look what happened the first two years -- even though it took obama two years to get the healthcare through, they still had everything right there. unless you have a complete representative, you know, in there that represents everyone and just not one side, like all progressives or all republicans, you don't have those checks and balances, whether it's the legislative
, wherever they are in the world, are protected by the full force of the united states government. i would like to see our nation grow strong again. you don't ever touch one of our citizens wherever we are in the world. if you do, the wrath of the united states government will come down on you. host: among the two major candidates, who do you believe best exemplifies that or do you trust most with foreign policy? caller: mitt romney. his statement may be a week or so ago when he said we need to be so strong that no one would dare touch us -- it seems we are in a position now that we are left at all over the world. nobody is afraid to take on the united states government and more and that is really said. host: let's move on to jean in north bend, washington, our line for independents. ♪ caller: thanks for taking my call. i trust president obama. i pretty much agree with the gentle man but called before the republican lady. i think there are too many loose cannons in the world already. we don't need mitt romney who is really a loose cannon out there to represent us. i think we have gained
-when the situation between the united states and the islamic world. what struck me with him, when the american flag was lifted down in libya where similar protests resulted in the tragic death of ambassador stevens. many people have not seen the video. many people have not read the side of rev. jones. they have simply heard about this video. they have heard about the efforts to denigrate the profit muhammed. i think it is a combination of hysteria and mass opportunism. it is unique to the internet age. host: what is happening right now in cairo? guest: there were a couple of protests last night. they seem to be more between youthful opportunists who like to fight with the police more than anything else. that is my understanding. host: would you say cairo is relatively calm right now? guest: host::can you hear me? would you say cairo is relatively calm? guest: it has been calm. even when the protests were going on, they were in a specific place. while there were demonstrators that scaled the fence of the wall of the embassy and took down the flag, there was never the frenzy that we saw in libya. wha
as proactive as it has been because there as been paralysis on the fiscal side in the united states. there really has not been any effort on the republican -- on the political side to do much about the job situation. the burden has fallen disproportionately on the central bank. with the too much government is the problem, that is a discussion we have been having since the beginning of time. host: unemployment by education level, 12% with those with high school education, with college, 6.6%. guest: people like to talk about the more education you have the less unemployment you have. unemployment has gone up for all of the groups. college graduates or not, people are struggling. you could have a large student loan and not find a job. host: we have a caller. go ahead. caller: how many of the jobs are jobs with which people can support themselves or their families? guest: you make a fair point. the unemployment rate is one measure of unemployment. there is also a measure that tries to take into account people who are working part time, but would rather be working full time. if you inclu
: the united states has decided to disclose names of those at guantanamo bay. a story this morning said -- harrisburg, pennsylvania. hello. caller: i like c-span. thank you for your program. i would say 85% of the population does not even understand either plan. it is confusing, and there are a lot of scare tactics. i was in the bush and i got a lot of poison ivy on me. this was about six years ago. i had to go to the emergency room because the va is not open on saturday. i went to the emergency room and waited about four hours or whatever. i got a bill for something like $250. just two months ago i was going to virginia to go on a little fishing -- kickback and all that. when i was cleaning my fishing box, my big knife close down on my right index finger and probably needed a couple of stitches. three days later in a balloon up a really big. i went to the emergency room and was there for six hours and received a bill three weeks later. three days after that i went to the medical center and spent two hours there. i got a bill from the first place i went to that was like $115. that is a
: yes. i am listening to everybody talking. the woman earlier talking about people in the united states spending as much as they do, that is true. i worked in a diner. i see the spending and i see the waste. my business reflects on wall street. wall street reflects on my business. when the upper class is wealthy, the business trickles down. i am doing well. when people are holding onto their money, i do not do so well. it affects the small people more than the bigger people. host: what do you do? caller: a server. host: what are the tips like? caller: they are not like they used to be. the spending is not the same. these are everyday people. these are not luxury items. they need at a diner to spend some time with the children. there is no time. it is not like this is porter house or something like that. this is a hamburger type of place. regarding our spending, i live alone. i do spend more. i believe the gas price reflects on everything. the cost of everything has gone up. as a result of the increase in gas price. i take public transportation and i still pay more. that goes up as well.
by an arlington, va., next. caller: thank you. ron paul needs to abolish the federal reserve or the united states treasury will take over printing money. then the investments would be safe. thank you. host: jeff, republican line, good morning. caller: good morning. as an individual, i have tried to save, realizing that social security was at risk and so forth. i have spoken to people in houston from argentina. frequently. my boss is from argentina. i have to say that if you are unaware of the debt of economic collapse, you really need to find someone who has experienced it. if our credit rating does collapse and we have to pay realistic interest rates, we could not even make the interest on the debt with our taxes, currently. host: jeff, thank you for the call. with the overall debt now in excess of $16 trillion, "the new york times" phrase -- framed it in terms of saving enough. david on the twitter page has this point -- host: shock is on the phone from hawaii, up early on this sunday morning. caller: yes, they have not saved enough. my social security is very minimal. i have been working for m
in washington. consulates around the united states. we make sure they are adequately protected. particularly, when you get a rocket attack like that, it is an act of war and all to be treated as an act of war. i don't have the details yet. if we had an embassy personnel murdered, that is a sad situation. you have to express regret for the families that are involved. but the most important thing is we have to show the world that we are a nation that lives by international law. we expect other countries to live by international law. this is a violation of international law. your doctor take appropriate action. host: hear the statement from secretary clinton on the death of the personnel, ambassador christopher stevens and three others. the statement goes on from there. secretary clinton says all the americans we lost in yesterday's attacks made the ultimate sacrifice. we condemn this vicious and violent attack which took their lives, which they had committed to helping the libyan people reach for a better future." guest: of all your years ago the president made a gracious effort going around t
graduates in the united states right now who are basically indentured servants because they have these brutal unforgiving loans and they don't have jobs to be able to pay them back because wages are declining, we have high entrenched unemployment, and the jobs that are coming back are low wage, insecure, poor benefit jobs. so if you took student loans -- students, who are very good at communicating on the internet, if they decided they were going to create a peaceful revolution in the ballot box, they could do so because our campaign is the one solution that's will to, number one, forgive student debt, instead of bailing out the banks again for another trillion dollars, which is what the latest quantitative easing is going to do, we could -- we could be bailing out the students with the quantitative easing, buying up the bad debt in the student securities, the student loan securities, and essentially wiping out student debt because public higher education is a public good, we provided public education through high school degree, throughout the 20th century, but in the 21st centur
terrorists from entering united states. "usa today" on their front page "as time passes." it says here -- host: p.j., a democrat, new jersey. you are up first. caller: i see this event as a different thing. i look at it from an engineering standpoint. this is the first time that steele has ever been melted by fire outside of a blast furnace. there was a tremendous chance to study this event that was not allowed. host: all right, virginia. parker, independent line. good morning. caller: we should be honoring those who lost their lives 10 years ago. and we should be helping those people need help with their health insurance from the blast. host: there is an update on that this morning in "of the baltimore sun." "the 70,000 surviving firefighters and other first responders who worked at the world trade center after the attack will be entitled to free monitoring treatment for some 50 forms of cancer." that is an update this morning on the part of the story. remember, you can also send us your comments via twitter, twitter.com/c-spanwj. or you can send us an e-mail, journal@c-span.org. john
of the united states, you can get in touch with us via social media, twitter, and the address there # csspan wa. the facebook.com/c-span or journal@c-span.org. this is an editorial, a piece in "the washington post" with the headline -- "after the party is over." he's talking about what he saw in the republican convention. he says conventions can be memorable events. they're known to energize the party faithful. they can convert never heard-of, barack obama into celebrities. modern day political conventions produce a steady stream of informercial, rather, during primetime all without paying for coverage. conventions have their pitfalls. these affairs have, on occasion, slipped off message, producing sometimes unanticipated adverse events. the violent clashes between police and protesters at the 1968 democratic convention nearly overshadowed the political rough housing on the convention floor. word of this week's incident, rather, in tampa in which two republican guests reportedly threw peanuts at a black cnn camerawoman saying, quote, this is how we feed animals is spreading like wild fire among
in the united states. the web is . is we have freedom on the web. tois parents' responsibility turn off the internet and make sure things they are looking at on there are poor. . -- are appropriate. we have a right to anything that's on it. that part of our freedom. if you do this, where do you stop? suppose something else comes and someone does not think the poor. but someone else does? there are many things attached to religion that some people find appropriate and other. people that other it's up to the individual. if you take that right away, it's wrong. host: what you make of facebook walking links to the video in pakistan -- blocking links? caller: the question is kind of tricky, because if you are going to put things on the web, it has to be done in an appropriate manner and then let people make their own decision. that's the true journalism. when your reports things, when you see things, it has to be done in an objective way so that people can make their own decisions. just putting it on and let us make our decision when we see it, that's the part -- that should be part of that
study. >> madam chairman, a delegate, i accept your nomination for the president of the united states. host: president barack obama last night at the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina, accepting his party's nomination to run for president for the second time, a second term as 44th president of the united states. good morning and welcome. we will spend the first 40 minutes getting your reaction to the president's speech and what you saw last night at the convention. the numbers to call -- if you have called in the last 30 days, give others a chance. and be sure to mute your television or radio. you can also reach us on twitter. e-mails are welcome, too. and you can find us on facebook. we will read some of those po sts. once again, the morning and welcome. we will get to your phone calls in a moment. somes how it is playing in of the headlines across the country this morning -- and in the washington post -- and in the wall street journal -- lots more coming up. let's get to your phone calls. brian is waiting on our independent line. what did you hear last nigh
to vote for the president of the united states? that is not in the constitution. another one, where in the constitution is the education department? where in the constitution is the energy department? there are several instances similar to that. host: nancy writes -- arlington, virginia, philip, an independent scholar. what's your message to congress? caller: are we a reflection, the people of congress? we keep putting them in there. when people start to become enlightened again, where we might go. you have to take some responsibility for the mess we are in, the people. you can blame congress, but we don't want to look in the mirror at ourselves. the point i'm trying to make is our country is very divided right now. it's obvious. the wealthy, the middle, the poor, black, white, hispanic, all doing a pretty bad. we have to come together to fight the real issues that our country is facing. of course the economy is one. and to stay out of foreign entanglements, like barack obama is doing, unlike the bush administration. a fm radio and other stations are bent on negative comments about
romney. [video clip] >> when you are president of the united states, your president of all the people, not just the people voted for you. you heard the president say so many times, because he deeply believes this, that we are in this together, all of us. from the time he began his career in public service, from the time anyone in this room first heard of him in 2004, his message has been about the fact that what unites us as americans is far greater than the things that divide us. and that is fundamental to who this president is and to what to guide him as he makes decisions. host: another comment from facebook -- one more comment from twitter this morning -- tch fromgo to mi atlanta. caller: let's look at romney 10 years ago. he was a liberal, he was governor of a liberal state, he was pro-abortion. he created romneycare, which is what we have now, like obamacare. mitt romney cannot run on anything other than the pandering he has been doing for the last 10 years and his goal to get into the white house. when he said to the room of people should not shock anybody, because all he is se
enough experience to be president of the united states. host: now to south carolina, a president obama supporter, dori. caller: what i heard people say really concerns me. i think the president has been very clear on his position. i don't think people are looking at information. i think a lot of them are listening to news programs a lot of times. one of the things that really concerns me, and i don't hear enough about this, i don't want other people telling you about my health and what decisions i have to make for my life and my morality. there is too much conversation from a lot of people in the gop and mitt romney is not an independent thinker. he will not stand up against people who are taking a real hard-line position to the right on those issues. host: were you overly excited -- how would you describe yourself in 2008 when you voted for president obama? excited about his administration? compare that to how you feel now. caller: i was not excited. i was convinced he was the right person, especially when sarah palin was elected as vice president. i am more convinced this election th
. the president may or may not be the next president of the united states. two thirds of the senate is not even up for the election. it is not as if this is a body not broadly reflective of the american sentiment. host:tom cole has a seat at the appropriations committee and also at the budget committee. he is here to take your questions or comments on congress and the federal budget and the debt and all the politics wrap up in that. let me ask you about medicare and social security. if there are changes in discretionary spending, everybody says that is not where the big problems are. guest: on medicare and medicaid, republicans have a plan that they have passed it twice. it has done over 42 votes. that is the paul ryan budget. you may like or dislike the plan, the problem has been we have not done a plan from the democratic senate. the administration has not presented a plan. if you are running for president, you ought to put a plan on the table and let's debate it. i argued that we should present a social security plan as well. then chairman paul ryan decided not to because he thought it was the
>> i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states. i proudly nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party. ♪ like [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] host: after a 48 minute speech by bill clinton, president obama became the official nominee of the democratic party last night. the first time a former president has nominated a successor. we want to get your reaction to president clinton's speech and to hear what you think president obama should talk about it his acceptance speech tonight. members are on the screen. -- numbers are on the sreen. if you happen to be a de legate and want to talk about what you've seen, we want to hear from you as well. you can also contact us electronically. you can see the different ways there. facebook if you want to make a comment or continue the conversation. or send an e-mail. here is the front page. "the charlotte observer." here is "the wall street journal." from a front-page view of "the financial times." although it is custo
. we greatly appreciate that many muslims in the united states and around the world have spoken out on this issue. violence, we believe, has no place a in religion and is no way to honor religion. islam, like other religions, respects the fundamental dignities of human beings. it is a violation of the fundamental dignity to wage attacks on innocents. as long as there are those who are willing to shed blood and take innocent life in the name of religion, the name of god, the world will never know a true and lasting peace. it is especially wrong for violence to be directed against diplomatic missions. these are places whose very purpose is peaceful. to promote better understanding across countries and cultures. all governments have a responsibility to protect those spaces and people. to attack an embassy is to attack the idea that we can work together to build understanding the and a better future. host: she made reference in the opening of the clip to a film trailers some are suggesting is the root of the violence happening across places in the middle east. once again, "the new york
or whatever, no one is going to turn down the president of united states. it is a very unfair advantage of our tax dollars. host: and this -- and from seattle -- later this morning on the c- span networks and on c-span radio, the house ethics committee is expected to clear charges against representative maxine waters, democrat from california. the piece says -- a staff would not be entirely off the hook. her chief of staff and grandson are likely to be held accountable for reaching housecoats of conduct. when the house ethics committee meets in the republic session at 9:15 eastern time today, that michael moore will be held accountable for seeking to leverage waters' influence to aid a bank. she's been facing a similar conflict of interest charged since 2009. that headline, maxine waters expected to be cleared of conflict of interest charges. if you can watch or listen to the hearings on the c-span networks, c-span radio, and any time on c-span.org. dallas is on the phone from asheville, north carolina. the new york times calling this the least productive congress in a generation. caller: than
if mr. romney going to be president of the united states, it's a mistake. this country will be done, done, done. >> host: show you a headline from the washington examiner today. it's an a.p. story. but the headline says obama trying to make a case for sticking with him. they write here julie pace does -- don't expect president obama to try to reinvent himself next week. instead, he and a slew of defenders will seek to convince voters to stick on the president they know rather than gamble on someone they knew. a challenging task that most say is headed in the wrong direction. that's the washington examiner. another paper from north carolina this morning, the sunday news and observer. political speeches fail to sway the beleaguered middle class. north carolina having one of the higher unemployment rates in the country as far as the states go. we'll learn more about the state coming up. >> caller: i would like to thank my previous caller. congress on both sides has been the problem for 40 years. and they've got 10% approval rating. i think they're the ones that should go. both parties,
the decision that the president of the united states, we have 50 allies working with us, naughto and other countries in afghanistan. the president organized them. all 50 of them said it's time to set a date to hand over responsibility to the afghans and bring our 90,000 troops home. now, what did romney say? he said that was a mistake. host: well, rana from boston, massachusetts, are you sticking with the president in 2012? caller: no. but i still have a statement i want to make, peter. host: we're listening. caller: i have written you e-mails, tweeted you, sent you about 30, 40 e-mails and i know some of my neighbors in the addition where i live have said many -- have sent many, many e-mails, because we've discussed this. we want to know who is this woman that gets on sometimes twice a day and every day, they call from tennessee, she has about 10 different names, she says the name is ann. one day they got her on, it was about 9:15, she said her name was ann, s called right back and somebody called her and she got on again, said her name was marsha. now, i know you all know who it is, so t
to be the president of the united states? host: and that was michael in ohio. this is from breitbart, media put 18,000 people in not quite full 5,000-seat arena for obama in wisconsin. president barack obama is having trouble drawing large crowds on the campaign trail, they write at the democratic national convention in charlotte. his campaign was forced to move his acceptance speech from the 74,000-seat bank of america stadium to the 20,000-seat time warner cable arena, citing weather. but the media are always eager to help, for example, putting 18,000 people inside a 5,000-seat arena at an obama event in milwaukee on saturday. this is from a week ago. host: that's from the breitbart website. this is from "the hill" newspaper, healthcare and obama making gains. president obama maintains a 20-point advantage over mitt romney on medicare and his signature healthcare law is more popular than it has been in years, according to a new survey. september's kaiser health tracking poll had mostly good news for obama, but this was tempered by one finding, that two in three seniors believe the healthcare law
is not working out for anybody in the world. we are struggling on the home front for our united states citizens. and wall street has been corrupt. washington has been corrupt. i counted just in a waste and fraud, the gsa -- host: debbie, i apologize. we are to have to leave your comments there. the national journal preview from charlotte light is just beginning. >> on behalf of everybody at the national journal, the atlantic and cbs news, it is my pleasure to welcome you here this morning. i will give you a quick introduction and then will be off. we're doing these briefings every morning at the mccollough center. you are welcome to join us. we will be doing one more tomorrow. we are very fortunate to be able to gather, and we would not be able to have these stimulating discussions without the underwriting support of the american federation of teachers, the credit union national association, and in spending, pfizer, the property-casualty insurers association of america, united technologies, and volkswagen. thank you to all of our writers for their generous support. every morning, we are having
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